Taking your first flight is certainly exciting, but can also become a source of stress for those who are unfamiliar with the rules, procedures and customs of flying. To prepare yourself for your first flight, it is therefore important to get information on everything you need to do before and during your journey. Here is a useful pre-departure checklist:
Dear customer we take this opportunity to inform you the details of special baggage items and this is due to limited space on our aircraft. You need to reserve for the transportation of some types of special baggage as early as possible, if you want to transport items which are not day-to-day objects, such as extensive sports equipment or hunting weapons.
Please familiarize yourself with the valid regulations before you travel and make sure your reservation is confirmed before departure to ensure that you can take your special baggage with you. You can simply contact Air Tanzania Cargo representative on 0783275480.
Amongst several items we have listed the most crucial items as listed below;-
Are not allowed unless they are purchased on a transit basis
Sport Bicycles - Air Tanzania recommends that bicycles be packed in Nylon sacks or in cardboard enclosures, with tires deflated and handlebars turned parallel to the frame. Bicycles can be carried within the passenger’s free baggage allowance.
Air Tanzania does not provide onboard wheelchairs; in case there is passenger own wheelchairs are allowed with a tag on at no cost.
Musical instrument natures is fragile, therefore may be carried in the cabin.
Golf and Fishing equipment
Golf equipment bag and club sets must be carried as a cargo or checked-in baggage.
Pole Vaulting Poles
Can be accepted only if Space Control has confirmed it at the time of booking (packed in textile sacks) poles shall be packed individually.
Firearms and Ammunition
Special regulations apply to the transportation of sporting and hunting firearms and ammunition.
Weapons and ammunition are not allowed due to type of aircraft.
Shotgun or pistol
As per Government of Tanzania regulations, a bona-fide passenger can carry one licensed revolver or pistol or shotgun in registered baggage after declaring them at check-in and meeting all safety and security requirements. A prescribed form is to be filled in by the passenger and verified by the Airline Manager.
Perishable items are not allowed on-board.
Shooting equipment is allowed as checked baggage only. It must be properly packed to protect its content. Cameras and flash are allowed on board.
Diving cylinders must be empty. The power source or bulb must be removed from diving lamps and the switch must be secured in the "OFF" position. A set of equipment can be carried free if not exceeding the Baggage limit together with other baggage. Total dimensions and weight shall be indicated in the PNR.
Gold, Jewelries, Laptops and cash are not accepted as checked-in baggage.